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Am I liable for my spouse's medical bills in New York State?

New York, NY |

Spouse is on my healthcare (I'm the primary), and we've just discovered some health issues that have the potential to become quite expensive. We have no joint accounts/assets at this time. Are there limitations to how much I would be liable for? Is this considered an individual expense, or a shared one?

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You should not be liable for your spouse's medical bills unless you signed to guarantee payment. Many times these are documents are presented at time of admission or in an emergency room when people are less likely to read what they are signing. Should you receive a bill requesting payment for a spouse's medical treatment, contact an attorney to look into the matter.

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